'Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce' reality series to debut on Fuse | TV Trailer

Now that Miley Cyrus’ twerked-filled VMA performance is unfortunately etched in people’s minds, the original Queen of Twerk Big Freedia is set to premiere her own reality show next month in hopes of bringing a more positive light to the New Orleans Bounce scene from which the dance originated. Read more


Valerie June performs "Workin' Woman Blues" on David Letterman Show [Video]

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Showcasing unique vocals that incorporate blues, soul, gospel and folk inflections, Jackson, Tennessee-born singer-songwriter Valerie June recently made her television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City, performing her current single “Workin’ Woman Blues.” Read more


Wayna - "I Don't Wanna Wait" | Music Video

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“I Don't Wanna Wait" is the new video from Grammy-nominated R&B singer Wayna.

Filmed in Toronto and directed by Chris Muir, the visuals follow two groups of female baseball players: the rivals and the underdogs, whom are called “The Expats.” With the latter giving one of the best challenges to the former towards the end of the video. “I Don’t Wanna Wait” was produced by German beat maker, Fahrot, and is a combination of reggae, soul and a twist of hip-hop influences.

Born Wayna Wondwossen, the songwriter hails from Ethiopia. Having debuted two previous efforts, Higher Ground in 2008 and Moments of Clarity, Book 1 in 2004, the singer’s third project, The Expats EP is set for release in October.

Watch the full video below...

http://youtu.be/pR4CdPK5D8Y


Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore team up for new HBO comedy series

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The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl creator and star, Issa Rae has linked up with The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to co-write a new comedy series for HBO. Read more


Donell Jones - "Beautiful" | Music Video

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R&B singer Donell Jones just released the video for "Beautiful," the second single off his sixth studio album, Forever.

Known for ballads like "Love Like This", "Where I Wanna Be" and a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Knocks Me Off My Feet," the Chicago songwriter tells the tale of finding the love of his life, saying her beauty is beyond her physical appearance. The G Visuals directed video highlights Jones' charming stance between him and his leading lady.

Forever released July 9 and is available online and in stores now.

http://youtu.be/znOSiazQaNc


SOJA - "When We Were Younger" | Music Video

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Arlington, Virginia-based reggae band SOJA recently shared their new video "When We Were Younger".

Directed by SOJA's front man Jacob Hemphill and Marc Carlini, it showcases catalogue footage of the close-knit crew, who met while in elementary, junior and high school, as they navigate the world they live in. Included are behind the scenes tour insight, home movies and photos with parents. It's a really touching video, which is dedicated to Jacob's father, William Hemphill.

SOJA is currently on tour promoting their most recent and most personal album, Strength to Survive, which according to Jacob, it's partly inspired by Bob Marley and The Wailers' 1979 LP, Survival.

http://youtu.be/td2Kv4ZbJWs